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Post U Adds Second EPL Line and IPTV

Post University has wrapped up its latest network upgrade. The work at the Connecticut university involved deploying a second Ethernet Private Line (EPL) and streaming television. The institution, a private nonprofit with more than 10,000 students, used gear from Comcast Business.

According to David Aldarondo, Post's manager of network services, along with phone, e-mail and texting, students may connect with staff members through video calls. The EPL installation provides point-to-point data services for the university's admissions, advising and financial aid departments. The technology lets the school bypass the public internet and securely transmit over a private connection.

"We operate on a virtual desktop environment here," he explained. "Rather than our staff having traditional computers, they instead connect to servers which then connect them to a virtual desktop equipped with internet access and active tools allowing them to effectively communicate with students.

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Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @schaffhauser.

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